When You've Lost Your Job

Gracious God, fear looms around my life and my soul.  The work that provides my livelihood and makes it possible for me to care for those I love is now absent. I worry that I won't be able to find another job.  I worry that I won't be able to do what gives me meaning.  I worry that with so many out of work, my search for a new position will be useless.  Most of all, I worry that I will become defeated, dejected, and depressed.  Please let me trust in your endless and abundant provision.  Remind me that your caring eye is upon me and that heaven's hand and heart are open wide to my need.  Fill me with the hope that alone will help me through this time of difficulty and lead me to new work that fills my heart with joy.  I ask this for the sake of your love. Amen.